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i get regular calls and emails even though I have asked to be removed from their contact list. At this point it's harassment!
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Xlibris
#1677165

Hello, and thank you for your message. We're sorry that you've been having this experience.

We would like to put you on our Do Not Call list, such that you do not receive future phone calls.

Can you please send us an email at ComplaintsResponses@iuniverse.com along with your name, book title, and Project ID? Thank you.

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#1476714 Review #1476714 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Iuniverse in Cape Coral, Florida - Services offered

Iuniverse - Services offered
Iuniverse - Services offered
They contacted me about a book festival in L.A. CA. They told me it will cost me $674.00 for my book entry. AFTER I paid the down payment the the contract for the service, I found out my book will be held until payment in full is complete. Here's the proof.
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#1476644 Review #1476644 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$274
Preferred solution
Full refund

Iuniverse in Wichita Falls, Texas - Not being paid

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My name is Katherine Hickerson and I should have received $4.20 royalty direct deposited into my bank account this month. It shows up on the sales report, but not on the royalties or bank. Please tend to this post haste. Yours with the warmest regards, Katherine D. Hickerson
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#1474504 Review #1474504 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Design of my book
Cons
  • Way they promoted my book
  • Service is down hill after they get the sale rude conscending
Reason of review
Feel my book 'NUTMEG' by Katharin Ridgeway (Pen) has not been promoted as it should have.
Loss
$699
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
My book was published before the final review. I sold and signed more books than royalties paid to me. My complaint in writing was answered by a phone call stating my book was passed from one person to another. Why then was my signature non-existent on the books? I was...
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GenuineDhole424
#1703809

Try gooseriver press. They are a traditional publisher.

They truly try to establish you as a writer. They are located in Waldoboro, ME. They take %10 percent. For reasons of my own, it's worth it.

Although they have strict guidelines. Albertballzfitzgotz Lombardo

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#1457641 Review #1457641 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I just read a contract from Iuniverse it was just a unilateral contract not a bilateral contract which they are not committed to nothing. You the author are committed to everything.

Happened last year. The contract is ambiguous at best and is one sided. Iuniverse does not have to do anything just you the author. It is a unilateral contract not a bilateral contract which means they didn’t sign it, just you the author. You are basically signing your life away and they are not obligated to do anything. This company should be investigated by the Attorney General for its business practices. Buyer beware.
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#1457112 Review #1457112 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
I called the people cuz I wanted a refund because their service is *** and they're giving me a run around to give me my money back this place is a joke
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Anonymous
#1634479

Pushy sales persdon wanted committment and doen payment immediately. Didn't want to wait till tomorrow. Imstant turn off.Notes I took on phone Iuniverse Publishing Marrvin Maxwell 18778205395 ext 5754 Caller Basic Package $1499.00 Publishing, cover, interior design, world wide distribution,lifetime printing service, available to over 38000 retailers and bookstores Regu)ar under my mams....copies copiesLibrary of congress number Isbn # US copywrite $499.00 discount 3 months $333.33 $75.00 installment plan 408.33 1st payment

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#1453717 Review #1453717 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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My book Tuesday Beyond *** was published back in March of 2017 and I have not received a single royalty check. I have complained for several months and am just bushed off. One brush off was "We sent you a check" if you did not receive it we will send you a replacement...
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Anonymous
#1633246

I also published a book with IUniverse back in 2010, entitled the Power of the Gift. I must agree with you that they seem to be stealing royalties and seem to have no intention to share with the writer. I'm planning to write another book and I can assure you that it will not be published by IUniverse...

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#1437897 Review #1437897 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Design of my book
Cons
  • Refusal to pay royalties
Reason of review
Receiving royalties
Loss
$6
Preferred solution
Royalties
Tags
  • Royalties Rip Off
1.0
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What started as me fulfilling my dream has to this point brought about disaster to my bank account and the treatment has brought me unbridled rage. I was told my package would have everything I would ever need. I wasn't informed that my package did not include hard...
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iUniverse
#1625898

Hello, and thanks for your message. We're sorry to hear that you've had a poor experience with us.

Have you tried contacting our Customer Service department at 1-800-AUTHORS, to have your issues rectified?

Please also feel free to send us an email at ComplaintsResponses@iUniverse.com along with your name and Project ID. Thanks.

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#1434177 Review #1434177 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
  • Costs and fees
  • It is all sale and no service
1.0
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Sad I contacted iUniverse to inquire about how to publish my first book of poetry. At first, the interaction was very fulfilling, seemed reasonably priced, and I received excellent customer service. I was gradually contacted by different people one of whom was Red H....
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iUniverse
#1625899

Hello - we're sorry to hear that you've had a poor experience with us. Have you tried contacting our Customer Service department, to have your issues rectified?

Please also feel free to send us an email at ComplaintsResponses@iUniverse.com along with your name and Project ID. Thanks.

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#1429967 Review #1429967 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
  • Force contract
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$40
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • misleading
  • Fraud Advice
1.0
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many need to sue this publisher they are a complete and utter fruad. they know how to destroy talent and put people off writing forever. they keep adding add ons and keep calling. sue the *** out of them and help bankrupt them.
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Anonymous
#1609945

Please post the name and contact info. of the CEO/President.

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#1407125 Review #1407125 is a subjective opinion of poster.